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Tom Clancy’s The Division can be Played solo if you have no Friends

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Ubisoft’s new IP The Division, can be played solo if you don’t have friends (like me) or if you just want to play the game alone. 

Here is what Ubisoft had to say about playing the game multiplayer or not:

First, it’s important to note that The Division is fully playable solo. (“It’s a wonderful single-player game!” Barnard promises.) So you lonely types, go on… play it as you like. But for the rest of us, The Division promises a rich, varied and seamless multiplayer experience that includes co-operative tactical action, factional conflicts, and full-on player-vs-player (PvP). “What a lot of games do in this genre is split it,” Barnard says. “So I play my single-player experience and then I’m kind of done with that part of the game. Or I go play multiplayer or PvP. We want to approach this differently. We want to make it part of the journey and make it part of the main experience for the game.”

Here is what gets me about this game, it features heavy dual screen features via Ipad or other tablet device, yet the game is not coming to Wii U:

Like many next-gen games, The Division has a robust companion app. This one, however, promises to go far beyond what we’ve seen so far in a second-screen experience. “It’s something we’re really, really proud of,” Barnard beams. “It’s where we’re really setting the bar for next-gen games. Our companion gaming is real-time simultaneous gameplay on the tablet. You will be able to play as a drone and join a group, just as if you’re another player. You have your own persistence within the drone and have progression and skills and talents, a lot like the main game. So it’s not just a fluffy armory or an application. It’s a real game client that you can use to interact with the game itself.”

Tom Clancy's The Division - Companion App

In a behind-closed-doors demo at E3, we saw the app in action. Not only did the drone serve as an eye in the sky – spotting and tagging hard-to-see foes – but it was able to buff allies (increasing their offensive damage) and debuff enemies (decreasing their shields). And heal, of course. Through its actions, the drone can also build up a resource meter, represented in this demo by an orange bar – and when the bar was full, the drone was able to launch a devastating missile strike from above.

The companion app is fully real-time and can be played anywhere there’s an internet connection.

Now Ubisoft hasn’t fully ruled out a Wii U version, but the console is going to have to sell a lot more if this game is going to come to it.


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  • Billy

    If a game doesn’t have a block buster campaign then it isn’t a game (in my opinion). I HATE PvP!!! PvP ruins a game because people are a$$ holes!

  • Guest

    “So you lonely types, go on… play it as you like. ” Ouch. For many people, the issue is internet bandwidth, not social bandwidth.

  • Guest

    “It’s a wonderful single-player game!”, promises the man whose bonus depends on as many people purchasing the game as possible.

  • E71

    Awesome. The only way I’d be interested in a game is with a single player campaign, especially if it has a rich story.

    • Rich K

      Also, love to explore at my own leisure. Hate trying to keep up with groups or following the leader tactics. Want to be my own man. So enjoying single player is what will make me buy this game. Not sure I want to drop 100 bones just to get in the Beta though.

  • Rob

    HAVE UBISOFT PUSHED THE DIVISION BACK A YEAR? if so i will be pisst so hyped 4 this game would be a shame anyways i suppose if thats what it takes 2 take bugs and glitches out >'im looking at u battlefield4 ' then so be, i just dnt know why they say a date not giving them more time instead of less time but hey seems common now like driveclub being pushed back same as 2nd son 'was supposed 2 be ready at launch of ps4'.Lets hope this game is boss .

  • Agent75

    I'm not sure for certain, but I think you'll need Plus or Live to play this, even in solo mode. On another website, it said that going solo, some parts of the city, you won't be able to access. I'm not sure if that's the case with missions. To be honest, I've not read a lot about this game. Also, in solo, you can easily get killed by gangs playing online together. So I'm not sure if solo mode means totally solo.

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  • RicardJulianti

    Neat. I would be most likely to play this alone simply because of the survival aspect. If the PVP is seamless with the main world like Day Z, that could be awesome. I would love to try and take out a group of actual players by myself. They should also make it so you can hear the voice chat of people if you are close enough to them….so that you can remain silent while listening to their chatter and planning.

    It would make me feel like I'm playing Splinter Cell, haha. Of course, working together with others is cool too….but not random people. I usually only game with my best friend since High School….we are just…synced so well it's weird. We rarely need communication during a battle…but outside we have no idea what we are doing, haha. We'll get on each other's nerves a bit trying to get the other's attention to go somewhere or something like that.

    Anyway….still looking forward to this game. If it is ever announced for Wii U, bingo…..if not….I'll get it on PS4 most likely eventually.

  • timg57867

    But Francis! In one of the pages I saw you were with other guys….

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  • Gryphonofmight

    I'm wondering, is it likely Nintendo will announce a lot more 3rd party Wii U support around the time of TGS?

    • RicardJulianti

      I know I commented on this same comment before……but I have more to say, haha.

      At TGS they would most likely bring out Japanese support if they are going to……SMTxFE perhaps? Sega's third game? Something from Capcom?

      Gamescom in August is in Germany, so they would be more likely to announce EU support there if they do that…..Ubisoft, Crytek (they like the system, EA just screwed them over) whoever else is from EU…not that familiar with who is where outside of Japan honestly.

      • Gryphonofmight

        I'm wondering if Nintendo should try and partner with non traditional allies like Disney or someone like that.

  • gearchin

    did you guys hear? ubisoft finally admitted they pushed back rayman because of sales, lol.

    • Titan64

      Well it took them long enough.

      • Furious Francis

        I think we all figured that.

        • RicardJulianti

          Completely off topic……

          The only IGN Nintendo editor I thought was an actual Nintendo fan….has left. This makes it super easy to never visit there again. Now it's going to be constant shitting on Nintendo in the podcast with no one to back them up….Rich sure as hell isn't….and I definitely expect articles and reviews to take even more of a negative turn as well. UGH.

          Update: OH DAMN….she is moving on to much bigger and much better things. Audrey Drake…is now part of the Nintendo Treehouse! Localization writer. Boom.

  • Maestro

    Forever Alone 😛